- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2015
Hi everyone.. I really don’t want to have a big grand entrance with the entire bridal party announced. After our ceremony, I would like the guests to go to cocktail hour and for us to do some photos with the wedding party and then have them go to cocktail hour while the groom and I get some photos alone. I don’t want a grand entrance for us either but in my mind I guess it would be just the dj welcoming us in and getting the guests attention for our first dance then go right to dinner.
One of my bridesmaids thinks this is unacceptable. She really wants to be announced. I think it’s a little corny and embarrassing and also kind of a hassle to try to have the entire wedding party line up and wait outside of the room.. also my parents and most of the members of my bridal party are on the mild/ shy side and our wedding is small…about 90 people..so pretty much everyone knows eachother. I tried explaining all of this to her and she just doesn’t agree and thinks it would be rude for us not to announce them.
I’m not sure what to do I don’t want to be rude or make any of them feel unappreciated.. I just really want our wedding to be free flowing and relaxing. We aren’t even doing a cake cutting, garter toss, father daughter dance, mother son dance, etc. None of those things so I don’t see why a big grand entrance is needed.
Anyway.. I did do some searching around the boards to see if any of you had this issue and I know a lot of you did skip the grand entrance.. so what I’m really wondering is if you had any other ideas of how to introduce the bridal party ? We aren’t having a head table we are just letting our party sit with their SOs.but should we announce them one by one during our thank you speech? I don’t know.. sorry for rambling.. just trying to figure this all out. Any ideas would be appreciated !